Pakistan
Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan Versus Pakistan Government

About 57 members of jirga comprising of some very prominent officials like former ISI chief and current Peshawar Corps Commander Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, Federal Minister Sajid Hussain Toria, Mohammad Ali Seif, Senior State Counselor Shaukatullah Khan, fo....

PAKISTAN INSIGHTS 2021-22: A Granular Look At Key Issues in Pakistan

PAKISTAN INSIGHTS 2021-22 is the third in the ‘Pakistan Insights’ series brought out by the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) to deepen the understanding of Pakistan. Ideas for the various chapters are based on the discussions held in th....

Imran Khan’s ouster and changes in POK

Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) elected a new so called ‘Prime Minister’ on April 18th barely a week after Imran Khan Niazi’s ouster in Islamabad. PTI government headed by the outgoing ‘Prime Minister’ Abdul Qayyum Khan Niazi had completed ....

Assessment of Islamic State Khorasan Province

Tarjuman Al-Asawirti, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet, released a video in English titled "The Crusade Shaming Tactics." The video starts with the following message, "Manipulators use strategies to make others feel pitiful and they can....

Expect a Recalibration in the Pakistan- Taliban Relationship

The picture of former ISI chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed and Pakistani Ambassador to Afghanistan, Mansour Ahmed Khan enjoying tea at Kabul’s Serena Hotel in a relaxed mood just before the announcement of Taliban’s ‘interim’ government in September ....

The Boiling Baloch Pot: A Continued Saga of Baloch Resistance

A suicide bombing that killed three Chinese nationals in the Pakistani city of Karachi on April 26, 2022, has sent shock waves throughout the region. Notably, this incident rests on two p....

Challenges ahead for the Pakistan Government

After the no confidence motion that ousted Imran Khan, Parliament elected unopposed Shahbaz Sharif as 23rd prime minister of the country, bringing to an end the political uncertainty that had gripped the nation. However the country still remains mire....

Blasphemy Laws and Female Madrassa of Pakistan

As Pakistan struggles with establishing democracy while parliament has passed no confidence motion against Imran Khan, the extremists are gradually strengthening their grip on Pakistan Society. This time it is a female madrassa which has caught the e....

Evolving Political Crisis in Pakistan

On April 3, 2022, parliament convened to vote, but Imran Khan survived after the deputy speaker of parliament dismissed the vote of no-confidence, citing foreign conspiracy. Khan took the unprecedented step to dissolve parliament and called for fresh....

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